Hotel Forty Five Wins Top Preservation Award from Historic Macon Foundation

Posted: May 5, 2022

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Downtown Macon’s newest hotel honored at the 2022 Preservation Awards

MACON, Ga. (May 5, 2022) Hotel Forty Five, the first hotel in Macon’s Historic Central Business District, has been recognized as the winning project for the Thad E. Murphey President’s Choice Award at the 2022 Historic Macon Foundation Annual Meeting & Awards. Selected by the chair of Historic Macon’s Board of Trustees, this top preservation award honors exceptional contributions to the community.

“Hotel Forty Five perfectly aligns with the goal of IDP to enrich communities by providing economic development while promoting historical preservation,” said Rhett Holmes, President of IDP Properties. “It’s been humbling to see how our boutique hotel has created much needed supply in Downtown Macon, while producing essential jobs and increasing county revenues.”

The Historic Macon Foundation aims to revitalize communities by preserving architecture and sharing history. Each year, the Historic Macon Foundation recognizes members of the community who go above and beyond in their commitment to preservation, restoration or rehabilitation of a property. The annual Preservation Awards serve to acknowledge those whose commitment to historic preservation sparks inspiration.

Purchased by IDP Properties and Mainsail Lodging & Development in 2019, the adaptive reuse reinvigorates a well-known historic high-rise while honoring Macon’s cultural heritage and Southern hospitality. Key architectural elements at Hotel Forty Five have been preserved and incorporated throughout various spaces of the hotel, acting as an homage to the building’s past, while décor and relics give the hotel its own character and spirit that brings flare to Macon.

“Our team is honored to be a part of this community and give new life to such a historic building,” said Joe Collier, President and Founder of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “Hotel Forty Five perfectly mixes southern charm and modernism while still paying respect to the timelessness of the building.”

Hotel Forty Five is located at 401 Cotton Avenue. To make a reservation, call (855) 840-9141. For more information please go to hotelfortyfive.com, loommacon.com for menus and reservations and hightalesmacon.com to view menus. Follow Hotel Forty Five on social media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. Follow Loom and Hightales on Instagram: loommacon and hightalesmacon.


About Hotel Forty Five
Hotel Forty Five, owned by IDP Properties and Mainsail Lodging & Development, is a 94-room boutique hotel in Macon, Georgia. Joining Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, an exceptional collection of independent hotels and resorts with unique personalities and spirit, Hotel Forty Five celebrates the building’s original character and historic significance. Each of Hotel Forty Five’s rooms and suites immerse guests in a timeless experience, providing the ideal space to rest and recharge. Vintage design elements with rich contrasting colors and copper metal accents are featured throughout creating a redefined yet classic finish. Hotel Forty Five boasts three different dining concepts, Loom, Hightales Rooftop Bar and Reckon Coffee & Wine Bar. Occupying one of downtown Macon’s few remaining historic high-rises, the boutique hotel is aptly named after its location on an iconic 45-degree angle, formed by Cherry and First Streets with Cotton Avenue. For more information please go to hotelfortyfive.com, or follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


About Mainsail Lodging & Development
Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, furnished housing, and resort property management and development, marketing and sales. An established company with a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Mainsail prides itself in finding unique lodging opportunities with a purpose and applying its passion and expertise to each project. Founded by President Joe Collier with a combination of daring vision and dogged determination, Mainsail has built an impressive portfolio of top-branded properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean. Each Mainsail property inspires guests with a distinct character and meticulously crafted, sophisticated style, from a private island resort, and urban culinary showplaces, to waterfront marvels, boutique southern hotels, and a historic jazz era icon. Stay Sojo, Mainsail’s newest brand, provides short-term furnished living options across the country, while Mainsail Vacation Rentals manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and the Caribbean. To ensure long-term success and profitability, Mainsail relies on the dedication of its high-performing leadership team, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. MainsailHotels.com

About IDP Properties
IDP Properties is a full-service real estate development firm headquartered in Valdosta, Ga that invests in and redevelops communities. The IDP team has completed over $1 billion dollars in projects and specializes in acquisition, property management, consulting and development. IDP takes pride that each project they develop is as diverse as the communities they serve. IDP Properties purpose is to strengthen communities and leave a lasting positive impact.

About Tribute Portfolio
Tribute Portfolio is a growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. With more than 55 hotels open around the world, Tribute Portfolio has struck a chord with those who seek out independent experiences and crave a connection with the community when traveling. From boutique resorts like Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in California and urban hotels such as The Vagabond Club in Singapore; to hotels in indie-spirited locales like Noelle in Nashville and The Slaak in Rotterdam, each Tribute Portfolio hotel celebrates its individuality, offering travelers a fresh, often colorful, perspective. Tribute Portfolio is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.



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